“Literature takes reality and human experience as its starting point, transforms it by means of the imagination, and sends readers back to life with renewed understanding of it and zest for it because of their excursions into a purely imaginary realm.”
“Some people have the notion that you read the story and then climb out of it into the meaning, but for the fiction writer himself the whole story is the meaning, because it is an experience, not an abstraction.”
I’d like to think that reading fiction literature improves my faith in Christ.
There are several reasons for why I believe this to be true. And when I really get to thinking about it, the explanations turn into a seemingly unending list. But let me start with one of my favorite reasons.